Recently I was interviewed by Art Spiel for part of its series, “Artists on Coping.” Along with some images of recent works, the piece gives a snapshot of what I’ve been thinking and feeling since COVID-19 transformed the world and all of our lives. https://artspiel.org/artists-on-coping-deanna-lee/
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My drawing Eagle Street 2 (ink on vellum, 10.5 x 9 inches) will be part of the benefit for the Institute for Public Architecture, on Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30–10PM.Address: Jack Studios, 601 West 26th St., 12th floor, in Manhattan. Come to a great space with amazing views, for a great cause! Tickets are $50 per person; $25 for young professionals […]
My studio is full of recent works and some works in process and will be open to visitors Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 12–6 pm, during Greenpoint Open Studios.Address: 253 Greenpoint Avenue, #4A, Brooklyn, NY 11222If the GOS weekend is not convenient, please feel free to contact me to visit at another time.
I was honored to once again participate in the “Among Friends” project, with this 9×7-inch work on paper, Egg Moon, made with watercolor, gouache, and tinto (an ink I made by soaking some wood I collected in Mexico, 3 years ago). It is available for $250, with 10% of all sales donated to the Lower East Side Girls Club.
During the summer of 2018 and continuing into 2019, my drawing Hover is part of the “Infinite Potentials” SciArt Center exhibition at ArtCell (Cambridge, U.K.) and New York Hall of Science (New York City), in collaboration with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. The Cambridge edition of the show was on view June 14–July 14, 2018. The exhibition at the New York […]
The opening reception for the exhibition “Found Object” is Friday, January 4, 2019, 6–8 pm.There will be an artist talk on Sunday, January 27, at 4 pm. I was the artist-in-residence at ODETTA from December 20 through January 1, creating site-specific drawing installations in various locations in the gallery and in its flat files, all responding to particular features […]
Thirteen recent paintings will be featured in “Adaptations to Extremes,” an exhibition inspired by the research of Dr. Joan Bernhard, from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and her colleagues, in their study of foraminifera that thrive without oxygen in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, 1 Amherst Street, Lake […]
Since mid-July 2018, I have been working on a piece for the Main Window in the neighborhood of DUMBO in Brooklyn. This work, featuring an approximately 9×9-foot painting on paper and painted elements on the window, is inspired by aspects of the window and its location on Main Street—such as the Manhattan skyline seen from DUMBO, the […]
For three weeks in June 2018, I had a temporary studio in a vacant storefront in New Rochelle, New York. There, as one of fifteen artists selected for the city’s “Stacked!” public-art project, I painted my custom multicolor design of undulating waves that wrap around a roughly 7-foot-tall fiberglass form of the city’s logo: the vertically stacked letters NRNY. […]
In June 2018, one of my Candy Memorial works was included in the “Monument in Miniature” exhibition, organized by ABC No Rio. This wonderful gathering of artists offered a great opportunity for me to show one of my few experiments in sculpture. The Candy Memorial series of works transforms casts of the spaces that once held candies into sober talismans, […]
In December 2016, thanks to Off-Site Art, an enormous banner version of my painting AWGP:4 (the last image seen in the series AWGP) was installed in the Piazza Duomo of L’Aquila, Italy, as part of the reconstruction process following a devastating earthquake in 2009. The banner was deinstalled in the summer of 2018.
In 2017, I was a participant in the Ligo Project’s “Art of Science” program. Some of my works, made in collaboration with the lab of Jayne Raper, will be on view during the program’s multimedia gallery night, along with the works of five other artist-and-scientist partners. My photographs and digitally altered drawings were inspired by […]
Two of my drawings and one of my small paintings are in “The Big Small Show” at Drawing Rooms, in Jersey City. I will be present at the reception on February 3, 2018, 3–5 pm. Exhibition on view through February 17, 2018. 180 Grand Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 Gallery hours: Friday 4–7pm, Saturday–Sunday 12–6pm […]
I am pleased that one of my small paintings on paper is on view through February in the venerable Williamsburg gallery Sideshow, as part of its “Greatest Show on Earth” (Sideshow Nation VI). 319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 http://www.sideshowgallery.com/current/1